Will Meghan boycott Mackage? Royal’s favourite coat brand launches a pop-up at Harrods selling coats adorned with REAL fox and rabbit fur
- Meghan, 37, is known for championing clothing with an ethical message
- Her favourite Canadian coat brand Mackage has launched UK pop-up at Harrods
- Features a range of parkas trimmed and lined with real animal fur
- Duchess has chosen brands designs for high profile royal occasions
The Duchess of Sussex has championed several Canadian labels since joining the royal family, and coats from the brand Mackage have been her go-to on some of her most high-profile appearances to date – including her engagement announcement.
Now, British fans looking to steal Meghan’s style can buy the brand in the UK after it launched a pop-up in Harrods, running until mid-November.
However, the Duchess might not be quite to impressed with the pieces on offer, which don’t quite fit with the ethical image she likes to champion through her clothing.
The new range of coats available at Harrods features a collection of parkas lined and trimmed with real fur.
One £1,150 parka for instance in lined with ‘genuine rabbit fur’ and has a ‘genuine fox fur trim to hood’.
The Duchess of Sussex chose a Mackage coat for her first official visit to Belfast in March, but will she boycott the brand now that it’s selling coats adorned with real fur at Harrods?
The £950 Akiva Down Fur-Lined Hooded Coat currently on sale at Harrods features a real fox fur trim and rabbit fur lining
The new Mackage range on sale at Harrods features multiple coats that feature real fur trim and linings
Meghan has championed Mackage on a number of important occasions, including her highly significant first official royal duty with Harry, days after they announced their engagement.
The Duchess wore the $790 CAD (£585) Elodie by Mackage navy coat to meet hordes of fans in Nottingham in December 2017, her first official royal engagement on behalf of the royal family.
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She also donned the Mai waterfall coat, $750 CAD (£427), for her first official visit to Northern Ireland with Prince Harry in March 2018, which sold out within an hour.
The label later cashed in on its popularity by ramping up the price of the belted number by $40 CAD (£23), up to $790 CAD (£450).
The Duchess of Sussex chose to champion Mackage on her high profile first official engagement with Prince Harry in Nottingham in December 2017, days after announcing they were getting married
The use of real fur will surely not sit well with Meghan who is known for wearing brands that support ethical, eco-friendly or sustainable practices.
She also likes to wear brands that support charitable endeavours or have a feminist message at heart.
During the recent royal tour of Sydney, New Zealand and Oceania, she used her high profile appearances to promote a ‘woke’ message through her wardrobe.
The Veja trainers she wore for a boat trip in Sydney during the Invictus Games were environmentally friendly, made from raw materials sourced from organic farming and ecological agriculture.
Meghan’s navy dress at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony was by one of her go-to designers, Stella McCartney, who is famous for her cruelty-free approach to luxury fashion
Meghan wore her Rothy’s flats – seen on the Duchess on South Melbourne Beach – twice on tour. Vogue has dubbed the pumps, made from recycled plastic bottles, the most ‘politically correct shoes on the planet’
Outland Denim, the brand behind the ‘Harriet’ jeans she wore on the same boat trip – and on other occasions over the course of the tour – revealed that the spike in interest in its jeans thanks to the Duchess’ support had enabled it to employ a further 15 to 30 seamstresses in its Cambodian production house.
Outland trains and employs female victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the country.
The Rothy’s flats Meghan wore twice on tour are made from recycled plastic water bottles that would otherwise have been destined for landfill – and have been dubbed the most ‘politically correct shoes on the planet’ by Vogue.
Even her most high-end items included right-on choices – she wore a navy cocktail dress by Gabriela Hearst in Wellington, a designer who operates on a sustainable, less-is-more ethos.
And Meghan’s wedding reception dress designer Stella McCartney, who also made the navy dress she wore in Rotorua on the final day of the royal tour, is famous for her cruelty-free approach to luxury fashion.
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